The candidate selected for this position will perform complex technical and bibliographic functions and serve as metadata coordinator. Responsibilities will include; coordinating the acquisitions and metadata of images, and overseeing technical processing of image cataloging. This position will oversee the standardization of cataloging data to professional standards and best practices (VRA Core, Cataloging Cultural Objects).
Quality Assurance of Online Catalog This position will monitor the image uploading process and work closely with the library in the maintenance of the catalog. Routine maintenance includes record corrections, deleting repeated images, finding better images to substitute old ones and monitoring the general quality of the catalog. This position has the task of making sure the catalog is as useful and as accurate as possible.
Cataloging and Collection Development This position will create records for images in a Collective Access database and is responsible for the upkeep of the software and communicating with LSA IT. Must have the ability to recognize historical importance and search terms for access to records and demonstrate visual literacy skills.
• Complete original cataloging of all new acquisitions for the digital collection
• Oversee and contribute to the standardization of cataloging data to profession standards and best practices (VRA Core, CCO)
• Conduct research using relevant art historical resources
• Coordinate with MLibrary staff on cataloging database access and maintenance
Digitization Workflow: Cataloging
• Responsible for setting cataloging priorities for digitization workflow to ensure images are completed by due date
• Coordinate catalog updates with MLibrary staff
• Develop metadata policies, procedures, and workflows in coordination with VRC colleagues
• Create instruction guides on image search tips, image resources at UM, presentation tips and general visual literacy
• Provide informal, one-on-one instruction sessions to faculty and other users of collection
• Communicate with faculty about instruction sessions and other educational resources
• Create instructional materials (handouts, screen-capture videos, lists of links to digital image resources)
Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information science or similar area of study
2 or more years of experience in research and instruction
Experience with text encoding and digital conversion
Master’s degree preferred
Advanced cataloging training
Experience in relational databases
Demonstrated ability to learn and use new computer programs quickly and effectively
Knowledge of Finding Aids created in the EAD format is desired
Advanced knowledge of metadata and visual cataloging (VRA Core) and a background in art history.
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.
This position salary range is $37,000 to $46,500, a higher salary is possible for exceptional qualified candidates.
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The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by:
Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.
Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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